Lynn B. Norcia

Lynn B. Norcia

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Lynn B. Norcia, has been an attorney for over 38 years and has experience in all family docket types. Lynn has been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator in numerous matrimonial matters and her reports to the court have frequently assisted the parties in resolving contested custody disputes. She is on the Supreme Court Roster of Economic Mediators, is a court approved mediator for domestic violence cases and is a frequent matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Essex County.

Lynn has received specialized training as a Parent Coordinator through the highly respected Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Lynn also handles adoption cases, petitions for guardianship of mentally incapacitated persons and appellate matters. 


Lynn previously served as a Family Mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, where she mediated over 800 family court cases, including some of the court’s most difficult child welfare, adoption, and matrimonial cases, and was often referred to by colleagues and judges as a “miracle worker.” Lynn also served as a Domestic Violence Hearing Officer for the court from 2002-2016.

Lynn also represented children who were the subject of Division of Youth and Family Services litigation (now the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, “DCPP”) as a Law Guardian in the Office of the Public Defender. (2000-2002).

Lynn represented the DCPP in child abuse and termination of parental rights cases while a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Division of Law (1993-2000). Prior to that she represented the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the Governor’s Study Commission on Discrimination in Public Works. (1984-1993).

Lynn began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Stephen Skillman, J.S.C. (1983-1984).

Lynn is also a skilled appellate attorney having successfully handled numerous appellate cases and having appeared before the Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court as well as playing a significant role in a landmark United States Supreme Court sexual harassment case. Lynn continues to represent children before the Appellate Division on behalf of the Office of the Law Guardian.


  • Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Attorney Ethics Committee (2000 to 2003);
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Member of the Board of Directors of (2017 to 2021);
  • New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors (April 2019 to present);
  • Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court, Member (2016 to 2020);
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s for Justice, volunteer attorney, providing legal services to economically disadvantaged litigants. (2018 to present).
  • “Divorce Mediation: Multiple Paths to Resolution,” NJAPM Newsletter, Spring 2018
  • “Adoption Through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency,” New Jersey Family Lawyer, December 2018.
  • “Guidelines for Parenting Coordination Issued by AFCC,” NJ Chapter of AFCC newsletter, January 2020.
  • Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, et al., 106 S. Ct. 2399, 477 U.S. 57 (United States Supreme Court 1986)
  • Grigoletti v. Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, 118 N.J. 89 (New Jersey Supreme Court 1990)
  • Jansen v. Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc., 110 N.J. 363 (New Jersey Supreme Court 1988)
  • Gimello v. Agency Rent-A-Car Systems, Inc., 250 N.J. Super. 338 (Appellate Division 1991)
  • In Re: Guardianship of J.O.; S.O.; S.O.; K.O.; K.O.; S.O. and S.O., 327 N.J. Super. 304 (Appellate Division 2000).

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